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Half-Hour Liberty Hour

Join Brett and Rob as they explore libertarian topics from behind the iron curtain of the People's Republic of Portland Oregon. Each half hour show covers a range of political thought, philosophy, history, current events and alcoholic beverages.
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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 21, 2018

In this local episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, the Dynamically Drunken Duo tackle Governor Kate Brown's diminishing popularity, as well as some new laws proposed and passed by the Oregon legislature recently:

  • Senate Bill 1512 (Electoral Votes Go To Popular Vote Winner)
  • Senate Bill 1529 (Taxing Repatriated Money From Overseas)
  • Measure 101 (Taxes on Health Insurance Companies and Hospitals)

You may also notice that Brett mentions Senate Joint Memorial 201. That segment had to be cut for length and will be released in the future as Bonus Episodelet 015.

Sit back, relax, have a drink if you can, and listen as Brett and Rob rant about the continuing stupidity of the Oregon government.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Maker's 46 Kentucky Bourbon Whisky

Apr 5, 2018

Although normally released on Mondays, this episode of Refuting Stupidity is coming out on a Thursday in order to shorten the backlogged queue of recorded material that Rob is trying to edit his way through.

In this episode of Refuting Stupidity, Brett and Rob discuss the stupidity involved in a letter to the editor of the Oregonian newspaper from 3/10/2018. The Dynamically Drunken Duo make fun of the author, who is complaining about changes to a tax he doesn't even pay, and then talk about how the government lied about the application of the tax, how the arts can be and always were privately funded, and what you get when the State funds the arts.

Letter to the Editor Source: Lifting the Arts Tax Cap

 

Apr 4, 2018

As promised last month, in this Bonus Episodelet, cut for time from Episode 027 - Common Objections From The Christian Right, Brett and Rob dig into the highly controversial subject of Israel. They deftly slay the myth that libertarians are anti-Israel by distinguishing biblical Israel from the modern nation-state, that libertarians aren't anti-zionist or anti-semitic because they have valid criticisms of Israel, and that libertarians are anti-aggression no matter which country is behind it. As a bonus, you also get to learn about theological terms like eschatology and dispensationalism. It's a good thing that the Sexton was flowing...

Rob would like to apologize for not publishing any material for the past three weeks. It was some of the most stressful time of his life (he had to move into a new place). He doesn't know how he survived last week without having a mental breakdown. Keep an eye out for some Refuting Stupidity episodes, and there are also two other full episodes waiting to be edited. As he is currently on a road trip to see friends and family (and apply for jobs, if the State of Oregon is reading this), he hopes to make some time to get more content released.

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